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Just Rewards

Oh birthday girl you have a merry eye
The joy of the day to look upon.
Your step is light you seem about to fly.

You cannot say where all the years have gone,
But some you know brought sorrows to go through.
It is the time a happy face to don.

When you were young the party times were few.
So many hungry mouths had to be fed,
Your parents did the best that they could do.

It’s been a spare and frugal life you’ve led.
In many of those years you’ve had to strive
And struggle extra hard to get ahead.

Now you have reached the age of ninety -five,
Amazed and happy that you’re still alive.

Copyright © Joyce Johnson

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  1. Date: 8/13/2013 9:54:00 AM
    great Joyce. Its always great to read your poems. great light, happiness, peace and joy in your poems. always cherish reading your poems.Congrats on a great win.(:c Jenish

  1. Date: 8/12/2013 6:51:00 PM
    Happy old sage Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 2:00:00 PM
    95 is a great long life for anyone to live..Is this you or a member of your family?..Enjoyed reading your winning work..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 12:54:00 PM
    Congratulations Joyce, on your win with this wonderful write. I enjoyed the read~Caryl

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 7:04:00 PM
    awesome Joyce,,,,,, love SKAT

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 6:07:00 PM
    Joyce, did I ever say I loved you--just in case -----I do!!

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 4:36:00 PM
    I just loved the personal feel of yours. BIG congrats lovely lady.

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 2:47:00 PM
    Love ya Joyce, and this is so good in many more ways than most (not surprised!) but check out that rhyme from line 2 second tercet to line one and three of the next, other wise wonderful!

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 9:33:00 AM
    Excellent Birthday poem by you Joyce.Wish you a very very happy birthday.

  1. Date: 7/11/2013 7:21:00 AM
    - A beautiful poem, dear Joyce! - A lovely birthday gift! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 3:05:00 PM
    awesome birthday poem to write yourself. I LOVE it. You deserve many many more birthdays!!

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 5:58:00 AM
    This is a sweet write (to your mother?) I really loved reading this amazing poem this morning! What a pleasant and loving piece, Great Work!!